Asia and the Pacific Regional Report: Sex Workers Demonstrate Economic and Social Empowerment

Share to Pinterest Share to Google+ Share by email
Source: 
NSWP
Download this resource: 
Year: 
2014

This regional report explores economic empowerment programmes in Asia through case studies through nine case studies. It describes good practice examples of sex worker-led economic empowerment projects and the impact of forced rehabilitation programmes on the lives of sex workers. A summary of the regional reports regarding econoic empowerment is also available. The Overcoming Practices That Limit Sex Worker Agency briefing paper further explores forced rehabilitation in the Asia Pacific region.

Contents include:

  • Sex Workers Demonstrate  Economic and Social  Empowerment – Regional  Report: Asia and the Pacific
    • Executive Summary
    • Introduction
    • Acknowledgements
    • Methodology
  • Case Study 1, India: Usha Cooperative, Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC)
    • DMSC and economic empowerment
    • Example 1: economic empowerment through sex worker-run banking: The Usha Multipurpose Cooperative Society
    • Example 2: economic negotiation and social justice through collective means
  • Case Study 2, Cambodia: Women's Network for Unity (WNU)
    • WNU and economic empowerment
    • Example 1: informal education programme for children of sex workers
    • Example 2: legal support for sex workers - community legal service
  • Case Study 3, Myanmar: AIDS Myanmar Association (AMA)
    • Aims and mission
    • Activities
    • Economic empowerment initiatives
  • Case Study 4, India: Veshya Anyay Mukti Parishad (VAMP)
    • Aims and mission
    • Activities
    • Economic empowerment initiatives
  •  Case Study 5, Indonesia: OPSI
    • Aims and mission
    • Activities
    • Key challenges
    • Economics of sex work
  • Case Study 6, Indonesia: Yayasan Kerti Praja/Melati Support Group
    • Aims and mission
    • Activities
    • Economics of sex work
  • Case Study 7, Thailand: SWING
    • Aims and mission
    • Activities
    • Key Challenges
    • Economics of sex work
  • Case Study 8, Thailand: Can Do Bar, EMPOWER, Chiang Mai
    • Background
    • Key Challenges
    • Economics of sex work
  • Case Study 9, Thailand: Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW), Bangkok
    • Structure and mission
    • Advocacy
    • Sharing and generating information
    • Building capacity
    • Building leadership
    • Building solidarity
    • Impact
    • Key challenges
    • Social empowerment activities
  • Conclusion: HIV, aid and a sustainable paradigm


You can download this 69-page PDF above. This resource is in English.